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Sunday, September 5, 2021

Weather/Smoke ~ Picture of the Day ~ "Blonde" Elvis ~ Egg Roll in a Bowl ~ Linda (Watterlond) Terror ~ National Cheese Pizza Day


Good 47º super smokey morning. 
Yesterday, again, we started and ended smokey... can't see my mountain!!! 

Picture of the Day 😁

Interesting about the "blonde" Elvis ...

While Elvis Presley was known as being tall, dark, and handsome, one of those attributes took a little upkeep. Born a natural blonde, the future rock and roll legend began dying his hair black as a young teenager, using shoe polish as a cheap alternative to hair dye. Later in his life, Elvis opted for a signature mix of hair dyes: Miss Clairol 51D and Black Velvet / Mink Brown by Paramount. His perfectly-coiffed jet-black pompadour became almost as iconic as his voice. Just one photo of him with his natural hair color exists – and it is framed on the wall in Graceland.

Even now, millions of people have never known the secret Elvis Presley carried with him every single day of his life…and to many, it shocks them to find out -others, quite frankly, just refuse to believe it.

From his very humble beginnings, the future King of Rock and Roll was different. Firstly, he was born an identical twin. Tragically, his twin brother was stillborn, but this just goes to show how Elvis started off life on a different foot than 98% of the world.

Since his teenage years and beyond, Elvis Presley had a noticeable charm with the ladies. It’s often been said of him that he could seduce any woman just by looking into her eyes – and, while a bit exaggerated, the emphasis of his charming persona, ice-blue eyes, and jet black hair all helped him to make quick friends with most women.

Unbeknownst to these women – and millions of people later on in his life – is that part of his “whole package” charm was actually false. A secret he told very few people, and something that showed up in every single photo he took.

There is one very rare exception to that rule, though. And it is a portrait from his childhood that now hangs in Graceland…

Elvis Presley’s striking “ice blue” eyes were a dominating part of his persona and unstoppable sex appeal to throngs of women across the world. People swooned at posters of The King and pined to gaze into the gorgeous lake of blue inside his eyes – but photos of him with brown eyes have surfaced.

Yes, he had brown eyes for a time, but that’s not the secret his photos are hiding. The secret is much darker…literally.

Presley donned brown-colored contact lenses for his role in Flaming Star. For that movie, he had to have brown eyes “because you couldn’t be part Native American with blue eyes.”

Even while filming this beloved movie, Elvis’ secret was alive and well. Each photo, regardless if he’s wearing contacts, still shows it clear as day.

To many, one of the most striking parts of Elvis were his gorgeous locks of jet black hair. Hair so dark that it was like looking into a black hole. Perfectly coifed in a stunning way for every single photo shoot, always on-point while he was making appearances, but cute and messy when he was relaxing at home.

But, Elvis never had black hair. 

Born a natural blonde, Elvis Presley began dying his hair black from a very early age. Because of this, only one photo of him with his natural hair color exists – and it is framed on the wall of Graceland.

Since he was a teenager, he started dying it with shoe polish as a cheap alternative to hair dye. Back in those days, cosmetics were an expensive luxury only a few could really afford.

Later in his life, Elvis opted in for a signature mix of hair dyes: Miss Clairol 51D and Black Velvet / Mink Brown by Paramount. Due to this, every single photo you will see of him features super-dark black hair.

He was so obsessed with keeping his hair black that he even made Priscilla Presley dye her hair before their wedding.

From Mr. Food


Are you someone who always adds egg rolls to your Chinese takeout order? If so, then you're going to love this novel twist on regular pork egg rolls. Our Egg Roll in a Bowl has everything you love about egg rolls, but without all the work. It's a delicious side dish turned into a dinner favorite!


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 (16-ounce) package coleslaw mix
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sweet Thai chili sauce
  • Fried wontons (see Note)


  1. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, ginger, garlic powder, and pepper; mix well and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot; cook pork 5 to 7 minutes or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add coleslaw, scallions, chili sauce, and soy sauce mixture to skillet. Mix well and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or just until cabbage begins to soften. Serve with fried wontons.


****To make fried wontons, cut wontons in quarters on the diagonal. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1 cup vegetable oil until hot, then add wontons to skillet. Fry 15 to 20 seconds on each side, or until golden. Drain on paper towels.
Special birthday today, old high school pal Linda (Watterlond) Terror and friend since kindergarten,is celebrating! HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDA!
We were in Brownies, Girl Scouts, and this is us as grammar school safety monitors....

Historically this date.....
1836 – Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
1945 – Iva Toguri D'Aquino, a Japanese-American suspected of being wartime radio propagandist Tokyo Rose, is arrested in Yokohama.
... interesting read.
1960 – The boxer Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) is awarded the gold medal for his first place in the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Olympic Games in Rome.
1972 – Munich Massacre: A Palestinian terrorist group called "Black September" attack and take hostage 11 Israel athletes at the Munich Olympic Games. 2 die in the attack and 9 die the following day.
1975 – Sacramento, CaliforniaLynette Fromme attempts to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford.
And births this date include.....
1846 – Jack Daniel, Distiller (d. 1911)
Mmmmmm, Jack in the Black!
1847 – Jesse James, American outlaw (d. 1882)
1937 – William Devane, American actor
1939 – George Lazenby, Australian actor
1939 – John Stewart, American musician (The Kingston Trio) (d. 2008)
1940 – Raquel Welch, American actress
1951 – Michael Keaton, American actor
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On September 5th, National Cheese Pizza Day says, “Hold the toppings!” That’s right, cheese is all you need when celebrating this pizza holiday. Whether the pie is homemade or ordered in, make it cheese only.
Add a variety of cheeses to your pie to celebrate. Smokey gouda or a little gorgonzola might mix it up. If you like a little cheddar, mild or sharp shredded across the top will do. Debates prevail over thin or thick crust. However, that debate is for another day. The cheese holds the spotlight on this occasion. In fact, thin-crust doesn’t even have a day. How did that happen? However, deep-dish does. And National Pizza Day gets piping hot on February 9th.
We do know a few things about pizza in general, though. In ancient Greece, they covered their bread with oils, herbs and cheese. Many believe this to be the beginning of the pizza. In Byzantine Greek the word was spelled πίτα, or pita, meaning pie. The Romans also developed a version of the pizza pie. Using bay leaves for flavoring, the Romans topped the dough with cheese and honey.
When it comes to the modern pizza, we turn to Italy. Their Neapolitan flatbread created the beginnings of the pizza we know and love today. It was topped with mozzarella cheese made from high-quality buffalo milk.
In the United States, we love our pizzas, especially cheese pizza. In 1997, it’s estimated the United States produced more than 2 billion pounds of pizza cheese. That’s a lot of cheese! Our passion for pizza began in 1905 when the first pizza eatery opened in New York’s Little Italy. It’s been a cheese love affair ever since.


Order up or bake up your own cheese pizza to celebrate! Take a pizza poll to find out who makes the best cheese pizza in your state. Test out a new recipe or try one of these below. Have a cheese pizza party. Invite friends over to make their favorite cheese pizzas and enjoy each other’s company. You can even try to break a world record. Make the largest cheese pizza or the thinnest. While you can make the pizza at home (we have recipes, too), don’t forget to give a shout out to your favorite pizzeria. Whether they service it by the slice or you order up a whole pizza, you know they make it with love.